Mario Klingemann and Sasha Stiles on Semi-Autonomous AI Artists

Ruminating on the role of engineers who design the tools responsible for autonomous art

An artist and engineer at the forefront of generating AI artwork, Mario Klingemann and first-generation Kalmyk-American poet, artist and researcher Sasha Stiles both approach AI from a more human, personal angle. Creators of semi-autonomous systems, both Klingemann and Stiles are the minds behind Botto and Technelegy, respectively. They are both artists in their own right, but their creations are too. Within web3, the identity of the …

Suntory Debuts “The Premium Malt’s” Pilsner Beer in the US

The brand's draft master, Hiroshi Ohno, teaches us the perfect “Kami-awa” creamy foam pour in NYC

As Japanese beer brands continue to diversify their offerings within the US, Suntory builds upon their near-125 year legacy with the arrival of The Premium Malt’s stateside. It’s a bright and foamy pilsner beer—and yes, “Malt’s” despite its grammatical shortcomings, is the correct spelling of the name. The intention is to rethink every aspect of the brewing, pouring and tasting experience. Suntory Draft Master, Hiroshi …